TRH RECAP 20: THE DEVIL YOU KNOW
KINGS 2, DEVILS 0
When faced with a difficult choice, sometimes the devil you know is better than the one you don’t.
I found myself experiencing an unexpected pang of nostalgia watching this game, the first between these two teams since June 11, 2012. Despite the stakes being far lower on this night, I still felt a sense of importance hanging over the matchup and a chance to add a nice postscript F-U to the New Jersey Devils, our historic footstool to reach the Stanley Cup.
And though this tweet may or may not have been about the New Jersey Devils, I felt it still applied to the hockey world’s general sentiments as the game got underway:
— aaron cuffe (@whatthedeuce79) November 15, 2013
The first period was a terse affair, with neither team willing to give up much. It became clear that besides 2 points, pride was on the line for the victor tonight.
The devils annoucers suck stop crying
— Rich Raff (@RawkinRK) November 16, 2013
It's great to watch Greene, Bernier, and Carter playing together again! Wait a minute…
— King Tufficult (@KingTufficult) November 16, 2013
I've watched the kings devils for five minutes and I'm already bored. Back to Leafs Sabres.. they might have a lightsaber fight.
— Dave……………. (@Slaughter_Rule) November 16, 2013
Devils have pathetic-sized crowd on Friday for Kings http://t.co/ShyqEJDuOG
— Kevin Canessa Jr. (@kevincanessa) November 16, 2013
On 11/15/13, the Kings and Devils played in front of a rabid crowd of over 4 people.
The organist is by far the best player at the Devils/Kings game tonight.
— janezstyle (@janezstyle) November 16, 2013
After the first intermission, I found myself thinking back upon the past 522 days, reflecting on how my whole identity as a Kings fan has transformed from what I’ve known throughout my life. These LA Kings players are now titan-like, iconic figures who I will respect and be a fan of forever – and now I get to watch them once more take on the very team that sealed this paradigm shift.
The Devils-Kings game is over halfway through and i'm just glad Bernier hasn't taken a major penalty
— Todd Martin™ (@toddmartin24) November 16, 2013
I think the refs get confused since they wear the same colors as the Kings
— Peter (@Devils_for_Life) November 16, 2013
— Indiana Matt (@Indiana_Matt) November 16, 2013
The Devils and Kings locked in a snorefest.
— Datsyukian (@hittingback) November 16, 2013
It wasn’t until the third period, though, that the stalemate would give way.
The third period of whatever it is the Kings and Devils think they're doing is underway in Essex County.
— Steve Lepore (@stevelepore) November 16, 2013
Hey @TimeWarnerCtr why does is say "nj devils vs la kings" and it's stupid basketball. Get it together
— gail (@kenzz810) November 16, 2013
And then it happened…
— Amanda Ortiz (@Mandy_Lee562) November 16, 2013
The Kings sealed their dominance over the Devils by proving that even Dwight King could score a GWG against them. Soon after, Anze Kopitar capped off his clinic-like performance with an empty netter, and all was right in the world.
Lady next to me is trying to get @NHL Kings-Devils game, with 5 mins left, changed to The Bachelor. 1st of all
— Jay Nanda (@Hawkeyedude93) November 16, 2013
Hey Dwight King I'm also on a career high
— Lauren Belfoy (@Lauren_Belfoy) November 16, 2013
I hate the kings with a passion & Dwight king. Thanks for letting them ruin my life some more
— Movember Henrique (@henriquesego) November 16, 2013
@SRDonnelly11 Kings just won't let up.Keep pounding the Devils ..Fuck off ..it was a 7 game series you can stop now
— Chadwicked (@WickedDevilsFan) November 16, 2013
Good news: The Devils HAVE scored a shorthanded, 5-on-5 goal this year. Bad news: The Kings are better defensively than the Oilers
— Pat Pickens (@Pat_Pickens) November 16, 2013
@dkowbel9 you guys just won't let up against us. We'll see ya in a weak. Maybe Marty will bring better luck. Who the hell is dwight king BTW
— Derek Couture (@dukeylala) November 16, 2013
The New Jersey Devils are 2-5 on their last 7 games against the Los Angeles Kings.
— All The Kings Men (@KingsMenPodcast) November 16, 2013
Devils still can't beat the Kings lolol
— 皿Brandon皿 (@TheRenegade54) November 16, 2013
Harding, Rask, Niemi, Luongo, Lundqvist and Brodeur can tell their grandchildren they were tied with HHOFer Ben Scrivens in shutouts one day
— PumperNicholl (@PumperNicholl) November 16, 2013
TRH TOP THREE™ Kings 2, Devils 0 1) Scrivens leads NHL in shutouts 2) Kings are 2-0 in last two games vs NJ Devils 3) #WeAreAllDwightKing
— The Royal Half (@theroyalhalf) November 16, 2013
Yes, if there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that sometimes the devil you know is better than the one you don’t.
-King Tufficult (@KingTufficult)